Miranda Lambert steps up to help music industry workers with vet bills as the pandemic drags on
The coronavirus pandemic has already wreaked financial havoc on the music industry and the families of those who work in the field. As animal lover Miranda Lambert knows all too well, many of those families include pets. And just like their owners, those fur-babies will continue to need medical care as the pandemic continues. That’s why the singer’s launched the MuttNation Fund, a new service she established with the Waggle Foundation to help music industry employees pay for their pets’ medical needs. People reports it was Miranda’s backup singer Gwen Sebastian, whose dog, Earl, inspired the idea. It seems Earl got sick early on in the pandemic, just as the spread of COVID-19 forced Miranda to cancel the rest of her tour. Meanwhile, Earl was hospitalized repeatedly with a rare liver disorder. He relapsed repeatedly as well and, according to People, will continue needing special vet treatments for the remainder of his days. “It was such an unexpected major expense at an already tough time,” Miranda explained in a press release.